SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very intense aroma, nice color and head, but somewhat disappointing... the hops were really intense in flavor as well, but it was too out of balance, as the malt couldn’t stand up to the bitterness
thegreenrooster (3924) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice copper with big white head. Flavor is a nice crisp hop bite with the usual citrus tang. Flavor is a bit subpar and nopthing really stands out. Ok but not great.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hop juice, without much to back it up. Dark copper, decent head, aroma of grapefruit, pine. Flavor totally dominated by citric & resinous hops.
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep golden color with nice thick white head! Nose of peach, pear, madrain orange, and the syrup that goes with them. Nice prickle, with dry finish and light body. Flavors of orange, pine, fresh fruit, leaving your mouth refreshed and looking for more. Bit too short of a finish and not as much flavor as a aroma but still an awesome brew!
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours a deep brown with an orange hue has a tan white head that laces down the glass. grapefruit and candy aroma. sweet hop flavor that leaves an interesting floral taste. flavor fades quickly on this.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is hoppy and floral. Very hopped. Tastes more cirusy than most IPA’s I have had. Other flavor notes to come out are apple and light malt. Very nice IPA. Finish is a little sticky and it lingers.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with decent head retention. Nose full of pine needles (well, there’s a little sweet touch of malt in there too). Nice body to it. Soft malty sweetness accompanies teh hoppy burst. Hops are a nice balance of citrus and flower in your mouth. Hoppy touch (flowery) on the smooth finish. Lighter body allowed me to sample this one over and over again, for the purpose of accurate notes, of course.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle Pours with fluffy white head, lace is nice. Peppery, Zingy hop nose...pine and resin! Bit of malt. Nice drinking medium body. Not over the top hops, but they dominate. Bitterness lingers at the end, with maybe a bit of hard water. Biscuity malt is evident, finish eludes to melon? Moderate bitterness in this very nice IPA. It makes the list for next time.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Impressive IPA. Deep copper. Nose quite hoppy, very citric. Very good flavor, hops are very powerful, lots of grapefruit, stunning buckets full of perfume, incredibly spicy, has very nice, sticky malts to back it up. Full and creamy. Very, very good.
zathrus13 (1763) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber/copper color, with a small white head. Grapefruit and pine dominate the aroma, with some malt as well. Taste is also grapefruit, with a bit of caramel. Body is thinner than I would like.